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+1 for an rp-160c. I am going to drop an email to Klipsch to let them know there is interest in the market. Maybe if they get more of the same it will be considered.
Question for rp-260/280 owners. How loud do you listen to them? I read posts where -10 and lower volume levels are discussed. I run mine with a Yamaha RX-A1060 in a large room with cathedral ceilings and open to kitchen, dining room and loft. With a good source, -20 is pretty loud at 16 feet away. I Think the loudest I have ever had them is -17 and they were rocking. Am I just old?😢

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Just go big fellas. Get the biggest and baddest Klipsch speakers you can afford. Do yourself a favor and save some coin from constant upgrades like I did. True movie Nirvana!
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Ok well now that I've picked out my RP system I need to actually buy it. AudioSurplus via Amazon seems to have good prices. Any other recommended vendors with good prices and return policies? Thanks.

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I'm super happy with my speakers. Bought the RP's about 4 months ago. Really crank them. Looking at purchasing a new sub at some point as well.

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Ok well now that I've picked out my RP system I need to actually buy it. AudioSurplus via Amazon seems to have good prices. Any other recommended vendors with good prices and return policies? Thanks.
I believe audio surplus is unauthorized. meaning Klipsch won't honor the warrantee. Better ways to buy Klipsch are to call an authorized dealer(don't remember which ones, maybe someone can chime in here) and get a discount, or wait to get them on sale. Klipsch seems to put two or 3 items on sale each month, this month it was RP-280f and Rp-250f. You can also get returns at a discount at authorized dealers on ebay and Crutchfield.

ETA: Looks like the 140sa are also on sale this month, $399/pr at Crutchfield.

I believe Sound Distributors is one of the two that will give you a deal over the phone:
http://www.sounddistributors.com/pro...sch++RP+Series

I noticed that Sound Distributors doesn't list any of the ones Crutchfield has on sale as on sale. You might want to order the 140sa from Crutchfield, and call Sound Distributors, and see if you can get a deal on the rest.

Or

Crutchfield scratch and dent. open box:
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RP1...0M-Cherry.html
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RP1...0M-Cherry.html
On Sale:
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RP1....html?tp=66302
(Real Wood Veneer, $50 less than vinyl wrap)
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RP4...ck.html?tp=189

If you dig into the listings at Amazon, I wouldn't be surprised if you could get discounts on returns from Amazon Warehouse Deals, and other authorized dealers.

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Had my RP system for almost a year now and I love it! Movies just sound MUCH better than movie theaters and I listen to movies about 6 db below reference!

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Had my RP system for almost a year now and I love it! Movies just sound MUCH better than movie theaters and I listen to movies about 6 db below reference!
decisions decisions decisions...

https://www.adorama.com/KPRF7IIBB.html?RRref=cartPage

Wanting to pull the dang trigger... ( (( ughhh! )) )
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decisions decisions decisions...

https://www.adorama.com/KPRF7IIBB.html?RRref=cartPage

Wanting to pull the dang trigger... ( (( ughhh! )) )
Good choice, excellent system, just give yourself a favor and call ( must call) Sound Distributors and receive the best deal. I believe you will save hundreds of $$$.
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@retro124 ....I remembered you said you wanted Palladiums? There is a guy local to you in SC that is selling a pair for ridiculous price!

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My wife hates speakers. A lot. But she liked the Klipsch and thinks they look cool. Maybe you'll be lucky too...
Mine isn't hooked on the brand per se' but in her opinion:

1. Any speaker larger than a bose 3" cube is a large "teenager speaker"
2. "those little (bose 3") speakers sound the same (as much larger)

I don't have an uphill battle with my wife, it's a bona-fide wall with her.

Fortunately, I had some of my stuff prior to meeting her so I could always remind her I was a "package deal".

Later in life when I got the even bigger speakers.... well....by then I guess my hearing was muted a bit and I never heard her complaints too much...

Which is why I pretty much dropped my drawers when she said "mmmm.....OK" to my (probably a bit snide) comment about "Gee honey, we could mount one of those Danley DTS-10's right over there, above the (ventless) fireplace"


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Good choice, excellent system, just give yourself a favor and call ( must call) Sound Distributors and receive the best deal. I believe you will save hundreds of $$$.
The kicker is that they are half of the listed price.......

so... the.. ( (( ughh! )) ) continues...lol.... ;-)
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@retro124 ....I remembered you said you wanted Palladiums? There is a guy local to you in SC that is selling a pair for ridiculous price!
I said maybe one day but not at this point. I'm now shopping for a new TV
I saw his Ad but price what I saw before was nothing what I tought I need to jump on it.

Need to check it again if is there any news.

Thanks for mention this!!! I'm start thinking little more I may sell you one day my BD movies

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The kicker is that they are half of the listed price.......

so... the.. ( (( ughh! )) ) continues...lol.... ;-)
If you can get it 1/2 of listed price I don't understand what you waiting for. That will be a very nice deal.
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I said maybe one day but not at this point. I'm now shopping for a new TV

Thanks for mention this!!! I'm start thinking little more I may sell you one day my BD movies
Get a projector!!!!

And don't wait til 8k comes out....I'm not that patient. LMAO
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I said maybe one day but not at this point. I'm now shopping for a new TV
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Get a projector!!!!

And don't wait til 8k comes out....I'm not that patient. LMAO
Why a TV??? @ereed is right! Have you considered a projector with a motorized drop down screen (100" - 120") in front of your flat panel TV? You should give this serious consideration and have the best of both worlds!
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Why a TV??? @ereed is right! Have you considered a projector with a motorized drop down screen (100" - 120") in front of your flat panel TV? You should give this serious consideration and have the best of both worlds!
Well you guys are maybe right I need to consider that option as well. Let me PM you @Gene 4th

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RP-160m upward angle

Anyone know what the upward angle is on the RP bookshelves? I have not seen this on any other bookshelf. What is the reasoning for this? With the stands I will be using for the RP-160m tweeters will be a little below ear level (a couple inches) so it might actually work to my advantage to have it angled up slightly.

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Anyone know what the upward angle is on the RP bookshelves? I have not seen this on any other bookshelf. What is the reasoning for this? With the stands I will be using for the RP-160m tweeters will be a little below ear level (a couple inches) so it might actually work to my advantage to have it angled up slightly.
2 degrees

Because we liked the look.


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Anyone know what the upward angle is on the RP bookshelves? I have not seen this on any other bookshelf. What is the reasoning for this? With the stands I will be using for the RP-160m tweeters will be a little below ear level (a couple inches) so it might actually work to my advantage to have it angled up slightly.
from Crutchfield:
angled MDF base plate for elevated image height and increased speaker stability

I'm pretty sure the base can be taken off if you want. They were packaged separately with my 280f.

In this thread, there is a good shot of what the base looks like, and the angle it tilts the speaker.
https://community.klipsch.com/index....ase-questions/

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angled MDF base plate for elevated image height and increased speaker stability-
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The official reason.



The real reason.
Yes found that amusing. Just ordered my L/C/R (160m and 450c) via Acoustic Sound Design. Amazing pricing! Glad I found them through this thread. Authorized dealer and a reasonable return policy. I have an AV installer/Klipsch dealer running some new wiring for stand mounted surrounds (RP-150M) and mounting rear Atmos speakers as heights so felt a little obliged to order those through him at standard prices. Klipsch price on RP-140sa is $100 off this month though so that helps. So I'm officially in, all speakers ordered. Can't wait to start listening. My HT upgrade escapades started about a year ago with some minor upgrades to a prior mostly HTIB polk system. I've since learned a ton on these forums and discovered what I like and don't like. Even got into REW. Budgets went in the crapper. So now have dual real subs, higher end AVR, currently an all Polk 5.1.2 setup that is about to be overhauled to an all Klipsch RP 5.1.4 setup. See sig for details. I'm hoping the upgrade dust settles now and I can just enjoy my new set up for years as long as my wife doesn't divorce me. I will need to upgrade TV and blu-ray eventually for 4K/HDR but waiting a little longer for pricing to improve on OLED.
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Do you guys prefer:

RF-63 & RC-64 & Atmos Modules

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RP280FA & RP-450CA
Im currently running the 280fa's in a 5.1.2 setup and after finally getting them tuned in (Audyssey Multi EQ), I can happily say that they sound awesome. Best blurays so far have been Roger Waters: The Wall, Mad Max: Fury Road and Gravity.

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Well you guys are maybe right I need to consider that option as well. Let me PM you @Gene 4th
You are more than welcome to visit my theater to see what front projection is all about and nearfield subs......AND bring me those blurays.

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You are more than welcome to visit my theater to see what front projection is all about and nearfield subs......AND bring me those blurays.

Fan those flames! If not at this time, along with more Klipsch products, I'm sure there is a projector in @retro124 's future!
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You are more than welcome to visit my theater to see what front projection is all about and nearfield subs......AND bring me those blurays.

Ok I will see you tomorrow at 6pm 😉.
So seriously thanks for offer I may use it.
Since you guys start talking about PJ and motorized screen I'm thinking about it more and more.

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What we should do is I can invite you PJ expert @Gene 4th, @ereed , @Louis Bartay and you can set up all for me 😂😂😂
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Ok I will see you tomorrow at 6pm 😉.
So seriously thanks for offer I may use it.
Since you guys start talking about PJ and motorized screen I'm thinking about it more and more.
You can get a really nice projector and screen for less than 65 inch 4k tv. I paid $1800 for my sony 45es projector and 120 inch silver ticket screen. Its not 4K or HDR but I'd take 120 inch 1080p anyday. Much more immersive and makes you really enjoy movies more. Big picture goes with big sound! Actually it will make explosions sound more real and in your face alot more (be prepared to duck sometimes) LOL.

Anytime you want to come by let me know so I can plan it. Weekends are usually best for me.

Also I can show you the pros and cons of owning a projector in person so you fully understand it and how to mount it so you know what to do if you decide to purchase one.
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You can get a really nice projector and screen for less than 65 inch 4k tv. I paid $1800 for my sony 45es projector and 120 inch silver ticket screen. Its not 4K or HDR but I'd take 120 inch 1080p anyday. Much more immersive and makes you really enjoy movies more. Big picture goes with big sound! Actually it will make explosions sound more real and in your face alot more (be prepared to duck sometimes) LOL.

Anytime you want to come by let me know so I can plan it. Weekends are usually best for me.

Also I can show you the pros and cons of owning a projector in person so you fully understand it and how to mount it so you know what to do if you decide to purchase one.
Where were you 17 years ago when I decided to get my first projector?
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I wish I had room in my small 7X14 den for a wide screen projector. With Cornwalls for fronts and 55" LCD/LED between them and a sub it's wall to wall with speakers and a TV. With just 7 ft across and we set 7 ft back with rears 7 ft behind up on the wall and sides (on stands) 3 ft each side of HT chairs. It sounds really crowed for a 7.2 but it's great sounding and the 55" has been great for 8 years now. I keep thinking it will die any day and I can swing a 60" and go 4K. When I am finally done with motorcycles I am remodeling my attached two car garage to my HT/Stereo room then a projector.
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